Tag Archives: Audiologist

P.S.: It’s October! – guest post by Laurie Wells

Have you ever been asked to determine if a hearing loss is work-related or not? Or to review audiometric tests done by an audiometric technician at a work site? Or to identify an OSHA recordable hearing shift? While very few … Continue reading

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50% Chance of Sleeping Through Working Smoke Detector

Next time you come across an audiogram showing a mild to moderate high frequency hearing loss, remind yourself and be sure to communicate to your patient that research shows there is about a 50% chance they will not be aroused by … Continue reading

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TV Ears Situation: You’ve Just Been Dumped. Now What?

As outlined in his recent guest blog post, Bob Kemp shared the somewhat unexpected news that TV Ears decided to bypass the entire hearing industry, including audiologists and hearing instrument specialists, to sell directly to the consumer (see TV Ears … Continue reading

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Hearing Aid Stigma – Patient’s Perspective

Hearing instrument technology has certainly come a long way over the past ten years.  Digital advances have made hearing instruments more versatile, offering consumers wireless connection to other devices including Smartphones and audio devices. Hearing instruments have also become smaller and re-designed to be … Continue reading

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Audiologists! Avoid This Common Specula Mistake

A speculum is not that complicated of an accessory although some confusion exists in terms of what brand may be used interchangeably with otoscopes made by different manufacturers.  Obviously, different specula are needed for specific otoscope heads regardless of manufacturer; for example, a speculum designed to fit a diagnostic … Continue reading

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Free CapTel Phones For Qualified Patients

Effective May 1, 2013, there has been a change in the manner captioned telephones from Hamilton CapTel are distributed.  As Captioned Telephone Service (CTS) is regulated and funded by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), any individual paying less than $75 for … Continue reading

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How Audiologists Promote Better Hearing & Speech Month this May

For over 75 years, the month of May has been designated as Better Hearing & Speech Month, a time to increase public awareness on hearing, speech, language and voice disorders. Given that the month of May is right around the corner, here are … Continue reading

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“SuiteHeart” & “SweetHeart” Deals!

Happy Valentine’s Day (whatever)!  Although it is a totally made-up Hallmark-marketing opportunity, there are some real audiology-related products and promotions associated with this anointed holiday theme that may pique your interest. Oaktree Products offers a really cute Sweetheart alarm clock from Sonic Alert … Continue reading

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